|Langkawi Cable Car And Sky Bridge | Not For The Fainted Heart|
Langkawi Cable Car and Sky BridgeIf Langkawi Cable Car and Sky Bridge is a must visit attraction in your itinerary, then be warned that this popular tourist spot has an occasional downtime. Making way for maintenance and preventive measures, the regular shutdown usually takes a couple days, occasionally a week or two and this happens particularly during low peak season. There is period at which cable car is in service but not the bridge. Find out when you check-in your hotel, the staff can provide you the latest update so that you do not have to drive all the way to Oriental Village to check out.
Searching for the cable car ticketing booth at the foothill of Machinchang Mountain is like a scavenger hunt for us. Once we entered into the ground of Oriental Village, my sight was swamped by eateries, bridges, pond and the duty free shops! The trick to quickly locate the base station of Langkawi cable car is look for the Oriental Village map, planted near the entrance. Then, you certainly reach the booth in less than 3 minutes.
Things that made Langkawi cable car ride a five-star attraction (from our viewpoint):1. Reasonably priced admission fee
Adult: RM15 with MyKad, RM30 for non MyKad so make sure you bring your IDs.
Child from 2-12 yo: RM10 for MyKid or RM20 for non-MyKid holder.
2. Organized queuing system in managing the crowd with well defined waiting boxes and helpful crews on board. Limit 6 people to each gondola, we were happy to 'own' it all by ourselves!
3. Amazing, amazing and amazing!!This describes how breathtaking the panoramic view when you're riding on Langkawi cable car. Dramatic, blending in the images of overhangs cliff, hidden caverns, isolated pinnacles, waterfalls (spot 'Telaga Tujuh' (Seven Wells) waterfalls aerial view), archipelagos of Mahsuri legendary afar and a massive turquoise sea!
The ride is fairly paced and we did not suffer from any sudden ear block. How we wish we can go back and forth for numerous times!! Make sure you alight at Middle Station (652.5 m from sea level), perhaps not for foot reflexology but again for the fantastic view!
The last stop is Top Station right on the peak of Gunung Machinchang at 708 m above sea level. It is merely minutes away from Middle Station. There are two viewing platforms, the north one is overlooking the Sky Bridge and Teluk Yu areas whilst the south deck takes you to feast Burau Bay surroundings, Andaman Sea and Ko Tarutao of Thailand National Park on a good day!
4. Langkawi Sky Bridge @ Hanging Bridge
As the name explains, this is certainly not for the faint of heart. Erected in 2004, the sky bridge is positioned in between the Middle and Top Stations. This is a curved suspension bridge measures 125 m in length, structurally held and balanced on merely a single point. A walk on the bridge is truly an experience, more a conquer of one self rather than hanging on bridge!
Warning! If you experience foggy weather condition at Top Station, do not get upset neither disappointed and promptly rushing down to the base station. Get seated on the bench with all your senses peeled to nature. If you're lucky, in merely minutes the sunny blue sky may take over presenting the scenic views over the horizon.
5. In touch with rocks and sandstone from Middle Cambrian era, this is the experience we had upon reaching the Top Station. Besides the stunning view, Machinchang Mountain is the the home to the oldest rock formation in the whole of South East Asia, that made it accredited in UNESCO's Geopark.
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Langkawi cable car operating hours:
Monday - Thursday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Friday - Sunday, Public & School Holidays: 09:30 am - 07:00 pm